Anne Van Gorp
PhD student in applied mathematics
I am a second year PhD student in mathematics applied to biology at CMAP. My supervisors are Amandine Véber and François Robin. Our goal is to model the dynamics of actin in order to understand how the mechanicals properties of cells stem from its biochemistry. To this purpose, I use stochastic processes.
More precisely, actin dynamics happen on several scales. Therefore, we exploit different theories. In order to analyze the dynamics of a single actin filament, I use the theory of waiting queues. In order to study a population of actin filaments and the interactions with various proteins, I draw inspiration from techniques used in ecological and evolutionary models.
Overall, I am particularly interested by probabilities and statistics applied to biology and medicine. I also like to program, this allows me to concretize the models.
In the real life I prefer manual activities such as playing music, sewing, or knitting!